Humidification in the Winter02/23/2015 Guaranteeing comfort in the wintertime requires more than just a warm coat, gloves and a hat. In order to keep warm, we have to be mindful of one of the most ignored aspects of colder weather: dry air. The frosty weather pulls all the humidity out of the air, causing many problems for your family and home. Dry air adds the risk of everything from illness to even shocks from static. All these possible issues can be prevented with the use of a humidifier. Why does the air dry out? What can you do about it? When temperatures lower, the composition and formation of the air itself changes. The chilly air has less moisture than hot air, which is why lips and skin can get chapped and arid much easier in the cold weather. Our bodies aren’t the only things that dry during the colder months – wood floors, furniture and paint in and around our homes have a greater risk of splitting and chipping in the dry air. The most efficient way to insert moisture to your home is with humidification. Humidifiers offer whole-home air moisture and can give you back control of your home air. It is easy and painless to install to your current HVAC system to begin the circulation and distribution of consistent air. Added benefits with humidifiers Upholding humidity levels can save you money by not having to worry about ruined flooring, furniture or paint. It can reduce the chance of getting shocked through static electricity. Adding a humidifier can help alleviate skin irritations and dry skin. Humidifiers can create a good environment for indoor plants. Properly humidified home air can give plants the best chance at survival. Why live with the side effects of dry air this winter when proper humidification is a straightforward and effective solution? Keep your home snug and keep your family a little healthier this winter as the flu circulates. Learn more about how to include a humidifier to your home in Opelika, give the experts at Farnell Mechanical, Inc. a call at 334-524-2458 or schedule an appointment with us online.